JUPITER, Fla.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--BioRestorative Therapies, Inc. ("BRT" or the "Company") (OTCBB:BRTX), a life sciences company focused on adult stem cell-based therapies for various personal medical applications, today announced that Wayne Olan, M.D has been appointed as a member of the Company’s Scientific Advisory Board (“SAB”).
Dr. Olan, a board-certified Interventional Neuroradiologist, is the director of endovascular and minimally invasive image guided neurosurgery in Washington, D.C. at the George Washington University Medical Center, and is also an associate professor at The George Washington University School of Medicine & Health Sciences. Dr. Olan also serves as a consulting physician to the National Institutes of Health.
Dr. Olan was the director of interventional neuroradiology at Suburban Hospital in Bethesda, Maryland from 1999 to 2010. He is a member of many professional societies including the Radiological Society of North America, American College of Radiology, American Medical Association, Medical Society of District of Columbia, American Society of Neuroradiology, and American Society of Spine Radiology.
Dr. Olan has over 150 published papers, posters, abstracts and lectures on endovascular treatment of cerebrovascular disorders, including the treatment of cerebral aneurysms, arteriovenous malformations, and the treatment of stroke. A great deal of his research has covered the interventional treatment of spinal disorders.
Dr. Wayne Marasco, Chairman of BRT’s Scientific Advisory Board said, “Dr. Olan’s expertise in minimally invasive neurosurgery and spine disease is a strong addition to the BRT team on several fronts. His experience in interventional treatments for the spine is a welcome addition to our SAB, and will prove invaluable as we prepare to file for approval from the U.S. Food and Drug Administration to begin our brtxDISC™ clinical trials for the treatment of protruding, bulging and herniated lumbar discs.”
Dr. Olan received his M.D. degree from University of Health Science, the Chicago Medical School. He completed his training in radiology and fellowship training in neuroradiology with subspecialty training in interventional neuroradiology.
About BioRestorative Therapies, Inc.
BioRestorative Therapies, Inc. (www.biorestorative.com) develops products and medical procedures using cell and tissue protocols, primarily involving adult stem cells, including:
- brtxDISC™ (Disc Implanted Stem Cells) is an investigational non-surgical treatment for protruding, bulging and herniated lumbar discs that is intended for patients who have failed non-invasive procedures and face the prospect of surgery. The treatment involves culturing a patient’s own stem cells and then delivering them via a proprietary medical device to the damaged region of the disc in an outpatient procedure.
- ThermoStem® is a treatment using brown fat stem cells that is under development for metabolic disorders including diabetes and obesity. Initial preclinical research indicates that increased amounts of brown fat in the body may be responsible for additional caloric burning as well as reduced glucose and lipid levels.
- brtx-C Cosmetic is based on the development of a human cellular extract that has been demonstrated in in vitro skin studies to increase the production of collagen and fibronectin, which are proteins that are essential to combating the aging of skin. Potential cosmetic uses are being explored with third parties.
The Company also offers plant stem cell-based facial creams and beauty products under the Stem Pearls® brand at www.stempearls.com.
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